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Acadia Park Kayak Tours

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Address: 18 Holland Avenue, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
Phone Number: +1 207-266-1689
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The lowest prices, smallest groups, and most eco-friendly business...

The lowest prices, smallest groups, and most eco-friendly business practices on Mount Desert Island.

Group size is limited to either six or twelve people.

We offer sunrise, morning, day, sunset, night-time star gazing, and private tours.

We meet in Bar Harbor and give tours on both the east and west sides of Mount Desert Island.

A portion of every tour's fee goes towards ocean conservation.

All trips are led by a Registered Maine guide.

No former kayaking experience is necessary and all equipment is provided.

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First Acadia trip

I've been to Maine countless times over the past 24 years, but my first visit to Acadia. When we planned our October trip, kayaking was definitely on the list. I did not make... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
Edward G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

I've been to Maine countless times over the past 24 years, but my first visit to Acadia. When we planned our October trip, kayaking was definitely on the list. I did not make advanced reservations. I called the day prior to our planned kayaking trip and had no difficulty. I would recommend reserving if you have a specific day that... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

We took a guided night kayak tour, and it the most memorable park of our trip to Acadia. First, the tour was unique. Because of the low light pollution in Bar Harbor, we could see bioluminescence with every paddle stroke. This is a breathtaking sight that must be seen in person. We were also guided under and through a catamaran... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We had a WONDERFUL time on the tour. We were in Maine and took the 2pm afternoon tour on Oct. 7th with Brescian. He was an EXCELLENT guide, full of knowledge and a great guy to talk to and get to know. Prices are very reasonable, and we got to see SO much!!! I highly recommend this kayak tour service,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

We went in May of 2015. We were running almost late but everyone was so super nice and our guide had waited for us to come but we weren't the last ones. They showed us our route on the map. They supplied our water shoes, vests, and bags to bring your belongings with if you'd like! I suggest bringing some... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Great night kayak tour. Disappointed that we had to wait for a group that was rescheduled and were late arriving. It was cloudy by the time we finally got on the water. But overall the tour was good and the guides were knowledgeable although they were sometimes hard to hear. I'd recommend this company for kayaking tour while in BH.... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We had a wonderful time! Guide was so easy going but very knowledgeable about wildlife and Maine history. We saw harbor porpoises, seals, starfish, osprey. Afterwards it was nice we were driven back to downtown Bar Harbor and could have dinner and drinks!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

A friend and I signed up to go on a kayaking tour of the islands off of Bar Harbor. When we arrived, with 10 minutes to spare, we heard the guide calling our name already. I still needed to go to the ATM, as they only accept cash. They told me no problem, I could pay later. We proceeded to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I'm really saddened after reading some of the negative reviews on here. Aren't these types of adventures what you make of them? If you go into it with a bad attitude, you most certainly won't have a good time. If you go into it with a positive attitude, you will have a BLAST! And that’s because 1) Brescian is awesome,... More 

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Morganville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Great Family experience! Reasonable price for the amount of kayaking, information and breath taking views we were able to get throughout the tour. Our tour guide was patient, helpful and informed on the history surrounding Bar Harbor. It was a great way to spend the morning.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

while we spent a ton of time on the island walking, driving, and biking around, the views you get from the perspective of a kayak are unique and tremendously worthwhile. in addition, our guide breshen was very knowledgeable about the history of the local area and its wildlife - his commentary helped inform my appreciation for our entire stay on... More 

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